La Frateria

A luxury villa to rent in Citta della Pieve, Umbria, Italy

An exceptional and very private Umbrian estate; perfect for a family reunion, a special anniversary or for enjoying the gentle pleasures of the rolling Italian countryside.

Sleeps: 16

Price Guide 2022:

From €25,000 to €35,000 per week

Not available in August


  • Daily maid service
  • Breakfast service
  • Cook for cold lunch & dinner


  • Main House:
    3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
    Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Studio:
    Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Guest House:
    2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
    Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Extra twin bedroom for staff or teenagers


  • Heated pool (20m)
  • TV, DVD & WiFI
  • Air conditioning


  • Perugia airport 40 mins
  • Rome Fiumicino airport 2 hrs
  • Nearest village Citta della Pieve
  • Bike hire can be arranged

This beautiful Umbrian estate has been lovingly restored and transformed into a series of contemporary, open-plan spaces that make the most of the natural light and space.

The buildings command 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside, a landscape of fields, meadows, orchards and olive groves.

The extraordinary gardens, designed by Arne Maynard, were built in conjunction with the renovation of the house and showcase innovative and modern features that sit well with the house and the landscape.

The interiors are the chef-d’oeuvre of the owner, a world-famous designer, and are fresh, light and architectural, with carefully chosen mid-century pieces of furniture and beautiful objects and paintings. As the architect Stephen Marshall says: “The result is … a wonderful space that has a joyous cohesion between inside and outside … it is a place of beauty, peace and life.”

The bedrooms are split between three buildings: four in the main house, three plus one extra for a nanny or similar in the self-contained guest house, and one double room in the studio. Both annexes have their own private gardens and both have wonderful views.

A shady pergola runs around two sides of the house and overlooks the kitchen garden. More than just a covered terrace, this is a beautiful outside living area offering a variety of places to sit, relax and dine.

A myriad different seating areas are dotted around the gardens, each offering a different vista, and the whole gardens are beautifully lit in the evening.

The stunning, contemporary, mosaic-tiled pool is set on an east-west axis and a shaded area is provided by a pergola. White daybeds and a selection of modern chairs are placed around the pool with views up to the house.

The pool house sits to one end with changing rooms, a shower and a small kitchen for drinks and snacks. This is a truly exceptional house. 

A truly exceptional estate, perfect for families.

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